TheLeafsNation Top 25 of 2020: #18 — Leafs talks with the Canucks over Tyson Barrie have “intensified”

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Months before Tyson Barrie walked to free agency and days ahead of the NHL’s trade deadline, much talk circulated around what the Toronto Maple Leafs would do with the defenceman.
With less than 24 hours to go to the deadline, the Leafs had been in talks with the Vancouver Canucks about a deal for the right-shot defenceman.
An article on that, penned on Feb. 23 by Ryan Fancey, came in as the 18th most-read piece on TLN.
Leafs talks with the Canucks over Tyson Barrie have “intensified”

Vancouver had been looking to upgrade their blueline and the Leafs were trying to evaluate what to do with Barrie. While nothing formalized, something was likely close as Barrie was number five on the TSN trade bait list. Here’s some of what Fancey wrote about Barrie and the Canucks:
Sources from the Vancouver Province, TSN, and Sportsnet have all weighed in to say the Canucks are now in heavy talks with the Leafs for Barrie. While it’s difficult to pin down what the Leafs could be getting back, there’s been speculation they’re seeking out a 1 …

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Author: Zach Laing / The Leafs Nation

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